Tears go Upwards

by Playground Theory

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available by Puzzlemusik label

Playground Theory are:
Marcia Israilidi (vocals, lyrics, synths)
Dimitris Negkas (synths)
Vagelis Katsoulakis (drums, percussion)
Diamandis Kazouris (guitar, pre production, synths)
Tolis Metzidakis (bass)

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released February 7, 2020

Album designer/illustrator: itsbraining.com
Mixed and mastered at Artracks Studios by Giorgos Priniotakis
except track 7, produced by Theo Foinidis

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Track Name: Circle
Don’t take me there, unless you surrender
or you remember what you said.

Leave down your hair, don’t take extra measures
keep all your treasures under your bed.

My heart a thousand pieces
scattered on the floor
piece back this wreck together
a necklace down your jaw

Bright colored fuchsia stones
bring life onto your skin
the most precious of all
the bead that sealed my soul

Don’t worry dear, I will be here
in case you need me;
I’m just as lost, perhaps a ghost,
haunting your finest dreams

Take all that’s left and keep it in a box,
turn back your old clocks to the right time

My heart a thousand pieces
scattered on the floor
piece back this wreck together
a necklace down your jaw

Bright colored fuchsia stones
bring life onto your skin
the most precious of all
the bead that sealed my soul

Don’t worry dear, I will be here
in case you need me;
I’m just as lost, perhaps a ghost,
haunting your finest dreams.
Track Name: Cat Feelings
Eyes are busy, always down
minds are hooked on all year round
so much I have left to say
which I do less and less every day

heard you singing by yourself through the wall,
-it wasn’t for or about me at all-

I could not decide what to feel
left out, happy or free?

(too much energy to waste
swipe across to show your taste
just make sure don’t leave a trace)
Track Name: Woman Outside
Her face is old
But new to me
And therefore strange
And therefore fresh

Her eyes are full
Of images
They make me want
To feel her flesh

(it’s strange how you can be transformed
by just a single stare)
Track Name: Sleep And Repeat
Always connected with one another
each by himself
tangled in cables that never meet
deaf-dumb by choice,
sleep and repeat.

We are the sound that lights your nights
We are the hopes of a reply

Loneliness breeds in large groups of people
and people are aware of that,
they gather more and more together
they pile themselves on block of flats
they spend their nights in crowded rooms
and as they glance at someone’s face
it all comes clear, this is a race
to fill a space with lonely crowds,
there’s no admitting it, of course.
Track Name: A Tiny Red Scratch
A tiny red scratch
somewhere between the neck and shoulder
can scar your heart for life
a secret smile
that hides in eyes wide open
turns into a carving knife

it carves so many lovely shapes you did not dare to dream of
it carves your body and your face, it carves your flesh
it carves so many lovely shapes you did not dare to dream of
transforming all known frames and forms, making them fresh

no holding back, no will to restrain
give in to chills, let them expand up to your brain
until a smile intrudes your lips and spreads and rolls towards your hips

you wake up early each day
and gaze out of windows more
you stare and look, but sleep no more
until your eyes go red and sore

each night you force them to shut down-hoping your thoughts would follow too-
you lie as calm as cotton clouds, control your breath, your hands, your doubts...
you have convinced yourself at last, your mind is blank from words and past,
now is the time for you to rest

no holding back, no will to restrain
give in to chills, let them expand up to your brain
until a smile intrudes your lips and spreads and rolls towards your hips
who would have thought this was the catch
from just a tiny little scratch?
Track Name: Belonging
I am the sand you collect in a closed up jar
I am the sand you dust off before going back

Pick me up, know you can’t
keep your clutch;
I slip through,
some grains do
find a way out
Track Name: Don't Let Me Down (feat. Marva von Theo)
I will follow every step,
listen to your every word,
never mind the little lies.

I will speak as you have shown,
all my dreams will take shape from
every story that you told.

Don’t let me down
I might just drown

I will do as I am told,
be like you when I grow old,
fixing hopes and wearing smiles.

I will draw a heart for you
and a flower, maybe two
will you keep them all year through?

Don’t let me down
I might just drown
Track Name: Escape The Night
So here we are at last,
I suppose we’ve come far
from when we thought
we’d change the winters
and warm each other up with whispers

-escape the night-

what was I thinking,
so naïve,
yet I can’t help but sing
I make words become my world
and sometimes dream again.
Track Name: Toys
There are shiny cars
and a toy guitar
It’s a love affair
and his doll has curly hair
Girl and Boy

There are puzzled stories
and computer games
Making all the girls
to light up in flames
There’s a love affair
for him every girl’s a dare
Girl and Boy
You’re his toy

There are bank accounts
toys for friends around
There is extra booze
it’s his hunting ground
It’s a love affair
for him every girl’s a dare

Girl and Boy
You’re his toy
Track Name: Paper Words
Paper words you whisper
plastic bags of kisses

and I want more

Fireflies blazing
stickers of a promise
bursting fingertips
on skin so red inside

and I want more
Track Name: Lull
I am exploding from the inside
the beating grows each time I think
I feel the ticking going upwards
I now can see it on my skin

your fingertips reach out for mine
you feel the burning, touch my spine
blaze of emotions ... intertwine

some dreams dissolve on the tip of my tongue
and flavour everything I say
others just linger in my eyes
changing their colour day by day
Track Name: Limani (The Haven)
Ζητούσα να βρω από παιδί ένα λιμάνι
που να `χει ήσυχα κι αθόλωτα νερά
το ξεροβόρι το τρελό να μην το πιάνει
να `ναι γεμάτη η θάλασσά του από χαρά.

Μα το λιμάνι
αυτό που ζήταγα το βρήκα
μες στων ματιών σου τη γλύκα.

Είσαι το λιμάνι μου
κι έχω αράξει δίπλα σου
κι έχω ρίζει άγκυρα,
άγκυρα για πάντα.

Είσαι το λιμάνι μου,
είσαι η γαλήνη μου,
τώρα πια οι φουρτούνες μου
φύγανε για πάντα

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